Island News

Port Blair, 5 May 2015/--/Dr Anees Ahmed, Pradesh Returning Officer for Organizational Elections of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Territorial Congress Committee has accused the BJP government at the centre of betraying...
Port Blair, 5 May 2015/--/The first meeting of the Expert Group Committee members to prepare Development Plan entailing short and long term measures for comprehensive and sustainable development of A&N Islands was...
Port Blair, 5 May 2015/--/For some unknown reason, M.V. Campbell Bay which was scheduled to depart from Hut Bay at 1 p.m. on 2nd May was delayed by more than  two hours. While delayed departure by a couple of hours may...

West Bengal & Other States

Jalpaiguri,(WB), 5 May 2015/--/West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today said her government supported the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh as the people wanted it and sought a package from the Centre for rehabilitation of those affected. "With (rehabilitation) package we are...
KOLKATA, 5 May 2015/--/IT major Infosys has asked the West Bengal government to either give SEZ status to the company's proposed software development centre at Rajarhat or repay the money it has given in advance for the land. "We have told the state government that it should either give us the SEZ...

Sports News

Bengaluru, 5 May 2015/--/Royal Challengers Bangalore would seek to consolidate their position in the top four, while the bottom-placed Kings XI Punjab would try to end a four-match losing streak when the two sides lock...
KOLKATA, 5 May 2015/--/Unfazed by the loss to Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderbad coach Tom Moody blamed the conditions for the 35-run defeat in the IPL cricket match here. In pursuit of 167, SRH never looked up...

Hills (Darjelling) News

DARJEELING, 5 May 2015/--/The nine-member team of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) that is presently in Nepal managed to reach Birta Deorali one of the worst affected areas in the April 25 earthquake....
KATHMANDU, 5 May 2015/--/US military helicopters have began reconnaissance trips to assess remote areas of Nepal devastated by an earthquake, an official said on Monday. Nine days after a 7.8-magnitude quake brought...
KATHMANDU, 5 May 2015/--/Over 2,600 earthquake victims in Nepal have been treated so far by Indian medical teams, the Indian envoy said here today while providing details of the largest ever relief operation mounted by...

National News

New Delhi, 5 May 2015/--/The Bill to operationalise the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh was today cleared by the Union Cabinet and now includes territories in Assam along with those in West Bengal, Tripura and...
New Delhi, 5 May 2015/--/Amidst a raging controversy over reports of surveillance on family members of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose during the Nehru era, Government today said it has no plans to conduct any probe into...

Business News

New Delhi, 5 May 2015/--/The long-delayed GST Bill was taken up for consideration in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday after the Speaker rejected Opposition demands to refer the key reform measure to a parliamentary Standing...
New Delhi, 5 May 2015/--/A Bill seeking to develop 101 waterways across the country was introduced in Lok Sabha on Tuesday amid government's contention that the measure is aimed at providing a cheaper mode of transport...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 5 May 2015/--/In a volatile trade, the Sensex Tuesday fell over 50 points to close at 27,440.14 as investors turned cautious and booked profits in banking, IT and auto sector stocks. Selling was seen mainly in key stocks like HDFC, HDFC Bank, Infosys, ITC, SBI, M&M, Cipla, among others...

Reflex Action

5 May 2015/--/The presentation of a wooden plough to Rahul Gandhi at the Ramlila grounds before he began his speech against the land acquisition law was an entirely appropriate gesture by the Congress. It wouldn’t have been right for the party to present the replica of a tractor since that would hav...

Political Delicacies

26 Apr 2015/--/The Prime Minister Narendra Modi should sack the officials in his grand office the PMO that cause him the embarrassment when he visits a foreign country. Questions are being asked as to...
12 Apr 2015/--/Rahul or Sonia? Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is expected to join the Congress president Sonia Gandhi for the kisan rally slated for April 19. All Congressmen are keeping their f...

North Bengal News

SILIGURI, 5 May 2015/--/With Trinamool Congress crying off from the race to form the Siliguri Municipal Corporation board, Left Front nominee Ashok Bhattacharya seems all set to be the next mayor of Siliguri. During her...
SILIGURI, 5 May 2015/--/Instead of a film city that has been promised, Siliguri will get a township by the name of ‘Teesta,’ West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee disclosed at a Press conference on Tuesday. Matinee...
SILIGURI, 5 May 2015/--/Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday discussed elaborately about the worsening situation at tea gardens in north Bengal and promised to accelerate and start different welfare programmes for...

Video News

Echo World

Houston, 5 May 2015/--/The Islamic State (IS) today claimed responsibility for an attack outside an event centre hosting a controversial cartoon contest concerning Prophet Mohammed, its first assault on US soil, and...
Beijing, 5 May 2015/--/China's official media today welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative to open an account on the popular Chinese social microblog Weibo, saying he scored a "big hit" ahead of his visit...

Editorial

5 May 2015/--/Malala Yussafzai, the Pakistani teenage girl whom the Pakistan Taliban tried to kill because of her indomitable resolve to fight for the right to women’s education, has at last been avenged. Two and a half years after the deadly but abortive attack on her life, ten of the assailants have been given a 25-year jail term by an anti-terrorist court in Pakistan, though the main accused wh...